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30th Sep '17 3:35:59 PM WillKeaton
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* The Castle of Illusions in ''Manga/DigimonVTamer01, "haunted" by the lingering data of monsters improperly deleted.

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* The Castle of Illusions in ''Manga/DigimonVTamer01, ''Manga/DigimonVTamer01,'' "haunted" by the lingering data of monsters improperly deleted.
28th Aug '17 9:26:13 AM ultimomant
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* Manga/Berserk, every castle Guts comes across is either filled with some monstrosity or just filled with assholes.
* Manga/BlueExorcist. impure King Castle
* Anime/OnePiece: Thiller Bark, the whole island is one big spooky castle.

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* Manga/Berserk, every ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'': Every castle Guts comes across is either filled with some monstrosity or just filled with assholes.
* Manga/BlueExorcist. impure ''Manga/BlueExorcist'': Impure King Castle
* Anime/OnePiece: ''Anime/OnePiece'': Thiller Bark, the whole island is one big spooky castle.



* [[AwesomeButImpractical Harrenhal]] has this reputation in ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'', partially because the Targaryens used dragons to roast the castle's holders alive centuries ago, and partially because most of the people who hold the castle end up [[TheMillstone experiencing acute misfortune]] ([[spoiler:Janos Slynt got sent up to join the Night's Watch, Amory Lorch got thrown in the bear pit when the castle was taken, Vargo Hoat had his limbs chopped off and ''fed to him'' by Gregor Clegane, and so on: and, these are just the newest]]). There are tales of the ghost of Harren the Black and his sons roaming the castle, looking like charred corpses. Not to mention whatever House Lothston as a whole managed to do while living in it to ''still'' get used as scary stories to get children across the Riverlands into staying indoors when it starts to get dark for fear of what could come out of the castle. They've been extinct for decades by the start of the series, but it left a mark.

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[[AwesomeButImpractical Harrenhal]] has this reputation in ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'', reputation, partially because the Targaryens used dragons to roast the castle's holders alive centuries ago, and partially because most of the people who hold the castle end up [[TheMillstone experiencing acute misfortune]] ([[spoiler:Janos Slynt got sent up to join the Night's Watch, Amory Lorch got thrown in the bear pit when the castle was taken, Vargo Hoat had his limbs chopped off and ''fed to him'' by Gregor Clegane, and so on: and, these are just the newest]]). There are tales of the ghost of Harren the Black and his sons roaming the castle, looking like charred corpses. Not to mention whatever House Lothston as a whole managed to do while living in it to ''still'' get used as scary stories to get children across the Riverlands into staying indoors when it starts to get dark for fear of what could come out of the castle. They've been extinct for decades by the start of the series, but it left a mark.
26th Aug '17 4:40:54 PM nombretomado
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* Foe Mansion in ''LaTale'', complete with Frankenstein-esque monsters and ghosts.

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* Foe Mansion in ''LaTale'', ''VideoGame/LaTale'', complete with Frankenstein-esque monsters and ghosts.
22nd Jul '17 11:13:35 AM crazysamaritan
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* Played with in the Literature/{{Discworld}} novel ''Discworld/CarpeJugulum'', where the ancestral {{Uberwald}}ean home of the Magpyrs is actually called Dontgonearthe Castle, and the Old Count would advertise it as if it were a tourist trap using ReversePsychology ("Last Chance to Not Go Near The Castle").
** And it worked. People would come in for MILES just so they could Notgonearthe castle. And when, every few decades, the vampire there rose again [[spoiler: ([[GenreSavvy and was quickly quelled, of course]])]], it just added to the interest... and the local economy. It helps even more that there's something with the roads that causes all traveling coaches to break a wheel as they near it.

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* Played with in the Literature/{{Discworld}} novel ''Discworld/CarpeJugulum'', where the ancestral {{Uberwald}}ean home of the Magpyrs is actually called Dontgonearthe Castle, and the Old Count would advertise it as if it were a tourist trap using ReversePsychology ("Last Chance to Not Go Near The Castle").
** And it worked. People
Castle"). It worked terrifically; people would come in for MILES just so they could Notgonearthe castle. And when, every few decades, the vampire there rose again [[spoiler: ([[GenreSavvy ([[spoiler: and was quickly quelled, of course]])]], course]]), it just added to the interest... and the local economy. It helps even more that there's something with the roads that causes all traveling coaches to break a wheel as they near it.
17th Jul '17 12:38:52 AM jormis29
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* Many of Creator/VincentPrice's movies were set in haunted (or supposedly haunted) castles, ''The Pit and the Pendulum '' probably being the best example.

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* Many of Creator/VincentPrice's movies were set in haunted (or supposedly haunted) castles, ''The Pit and the Pendulum ''Film/ThePitAndThePendulum '' probably being the best example.
24th May '17 5:11:59 PM WillBGood
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* Many of Creator/VincentPrice's movies were set in haunted (or supposedly haunted) castles, ''The Pit and the Pendulum '' probably being the best example. Although P&P was directed by Creator/RogerCorman, other of Price's vehicles were directed by Creator/WilliamCastle.

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* Many of Creator/VincentPrice's movies were set in haunted (or supposedly haunted) castles, ''The Pit and the Pendulum '' probably being the best example. Although P&P was directed by Creator/RogerCorman, other of Price's vehicles were directed by Creator/WilliamCastle.



* ''Literature/HarryPotter'': Hogwarts Castle is a unique form of this trope: the castle is indeed haunted by several ghosts, but most are perfectly nice (well, except Peeves, but he's a pest rather than an actual threat, and not even really a ghost; he's a poltergeist; the Bloody Baron is pretty terrifying, though, but harmless), and the castle is, of course, also a [[WizardingSchool school]]. Most of the ghosts just hang around and give advice when asked, but one of them is actually teaching classes, and no-one's sure if he's even noticed he died.

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* ''Literature/HarryPotter'': Hogwarts Castle is a unique form of this trope: the castle is indeed haunted by several ghosts, but most are perfectly nice (well, except Peeves, but he's a pest rather than an actual threat, and not even really a ghost; he's ghost but a poltergeist; the Bloody Baron is pretty terrifying, though, terrifying but harmless), and the castle is, of course, also a [[WizardingSchool school]]. Most of the ghosts just hang around and give advice when asked, but one of them is actually teaching classes, and no-one's sure if he's even noticed he died.
24th May '17 9:17:12 AM _ballerina_
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* Doris Castle, home of the titular countess Raymonda from the ballet Raymonda, is a normal, lived in castle that happens to be haunted by a helpful, if strict, family ghost called the White Lady.
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10th Mar '17 11:24:10 AM gb00393
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** The ''Histories and Lore'' bonus material explains that Harrenhal has always had a sinister repute and that every family to hold it has met with misfortune. This holds mostly true even in the present day: Janos Slynt was banished and later executed, Locke had his neck broken by a Bran-controlled Hodor, Gregor Clegane was gravely wounded (it is unclear if the show's version was brought back from the dead as Ser Robert Strong apparently was or merely returned from the brink), Robb Stark, Tywin Lannister, and Roose Bolton were murdered, Only Littlefinger remains unscathed.

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** The Riverlands are home to Harrenhal, a castle built by the Ironborn during their occupation of the region. Though now a ruin, it remains the largest castle built in Westeros, but the day it was completed, the Targaryens invaded and roasted the Ironborn royal family inside. The ''Histories and Lore'' bonus material explains that Harrenhal has always had a sinister repute and that since then every family to hold it has met with misfortune. This holds mostly true even in the present day: Janos Slynt was banished and later executed, Locke had his neck broken by a Bran-controlled Hodor, Gregor Clegane was gravely wounded (it is unclear if the show's version was brought back from the dead as Ser Robert Strong apparently was or merely returned from the brink), Robb Stark, Tywin Lannister, and Roose Bolton were murdered, murdered. Only Littlefinger remains unscathed.
5th Mar '17 3:33:47 PM StFan
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* Castle [=McDuck=] in Disney's ''DonaldDuck'' and ''Uncle Scrooge'' comics: When first introduced in Creator/CarlBarks' "The Old Castle's Secret," it was purportedly haunted by the ghost of Sir Quackly [=McDuck=], who sealed himself in its walls along with a chest full of treasure. In Creator/DonRosa's comics, it's apparently haunted by every member of the [=McDuck=] clan, who watch over their descendants and help scare off enemies; Sir Quackly is the one who shows himself the most often. There was also a ScoobyDooHoax launched by their rival clan the Whiskervilles involving a ghostly hound.

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* Castle [=McDuck=] in Disney's ''DonaldDuck'' ''WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck'' and ''Uncle Scrooge'' comics: When first introduced in Creator/CarlBarks' "The Old Castle's Secret," it was purportedly haunted by the ghost of Sir Quackly [=McDuck=], who sealed himself in its walls along with a chest full of treasure. In Creator/DonRosa's comics, it's apparently haunted by every member of the [=McDuck=] clan, who watch over their descendants and help scare off enemies; Sir Quackly is the one who shows himself the most often. There was also a ScoobyDooHoax launched by their rival clan the Whiskervilles involving a ghostly hound.



* Baufort Castle in the ''ComicBook/JohanAndPeewit'' comic book story "The War Of The Seven Springs" (and its AnimatedAdaptation counterpart "The Haunted Castle") is haunted by its ancestor Aldebert Baufort, because he had caused the seven springs surrounding his castle to dry up due to his selfish desire for more wine to drink, and thus is BarredFromTheAfterlife until the seven springs are restored and a true Baufort descendant who carries the family seal comes to reclaim the castle.

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* Baufort Castle in the ''ComicBook/JohanAndPeewit'' comic book story "The War Of The of the Seven Springs" (and its AnimatedAdaptation counterpart "The Haunted Castle") is haunted by its ancestor Aldebert Baufort, because he had caused the seven springs surrounding his castle to dry up due to his selfish desire for more wine to drink, and thus is BarredFromTheAfterlife until the seven springs are restored and a true Baufort descendant who carries the family seal comes to reclaim the castle.



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* Any {{Dracula}} movie, or FrankensteinsMonster movie.

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* Any {{Dracula}} movie, or FrankensteinsMonster movie.
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-->'''Riley:''' I've lived in Sunnydale for a couple years now. Know what I never noticed before?
-->'''Giles:''' Uh, a castle?
-->'''Riley:''' A big, honkin' castle.

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-->'''Riley:''' I've lived in Sunnydale for a couple years now. Know what I never noticed before?
-->'''Giles:'''
before?\\
'''Giles:'''
Uh, a castle?
-->'''Riley:'''
castle?\\
'''Riley:'''
A big, honkin' castle.



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* ''[[VideoGame/ThreeDUltraPinballCreepNight 3-D Ultra Pinball: Creep Night]]'' takes place in and around a castle that's infested with ghosts, goblins, and other supernatural creatures.

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* ''[[VideoGame/ThreeDUltraPinballCreepNight 3-D Ultra Pinball: Creep Night]]'' ''VideoGame/ThreeDUltraPinballCreepNight'' takes place in and around a castle that's infested with ghosts, goblins, and other supernatural creatures.



* ''{{Mysterium}}'' involves investigators going to one to solve the mystery of its haunting.

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* ''{{Mysterium}}'' ''TabletopGame/{{Mysterium}}'' involves investigators going to one to solve the mystery of its haunting.



* ''{{Kuon}}'' features a cursed medieval Japanese mansion.

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* ''{{Kuon}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Kuon}}'' features a cursed medieval Japanese mansion.



* Almia Castle from ''VideoGame/PokemonRanger: Shadows of Almia'' is completely devoid of human life and crawling with ghost and psychic type pokemon. It's also covered in ice.

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* Almia Castle from ''VideoGame/PokemonRanger: Shadows of Almia'' is completely devoid of human life and crawling with ghost and psychic type pokemon.psychic-type Pokémon. It's also covered in ice.



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1st Mar '17 6:27:32 PM Thiefofhearts
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* ''{{Mysterium}}'' involves investigators going to one to solve the mystery of its haunting.
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